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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces Investment in the City of Kyiv to Advance the Digitization of Public Services

February 16, 2024

As the war in Ukraine enters its third year, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced an investment in the City of Kyiv that will accelerate the digitization of public services that strengthen government delivery during wartime and address residents’ acute mental health needs.

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Public Health

THE INVISIBLE SHIELD Premieres Tuesday, March 26, 2024 on PBS and Streaming on PBS.org and the PBS App

February 7, 2024

THE INVISIBLE SHIELD, a new four-part documentary series from RadicalMedia made possible by Bloomberg Philanthropies, reveals how the field of public health has saved countless lives in the U.S., protecting people from the constant threat of disease and increasing lifespans.

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Government Innovation

Results for America Awards 12 New Cities with Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for Exceptional Use of Data

January 23, 2024

Results for America announced 12 new cities in the United States and Latin America have been awarded the Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities Certification for establishing exceptional data capabilities to inform policy decisions, allocate funding, improve services, evaluate program effectiveness, and engage residents.

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Education

Bloomberg Philanthropies Launches First-of-Its-Kind Innovative Healthcare-Focused High Schools in 10 Urban and Rural Communities Across the Country

January 17, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $250 million initiative to create new high schools around the nation that will graduate students directly into high-demand healthcare jobs with family-sustaining wages.

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Arts

Bloomberg Philanthropies Opens Applications to Expanded Digital Accelerator Program

January 10, 2024

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced that non-profit cultural organizations in the U.S. and U.K. can apply to join the expanded Digital Accelerator Program.

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Government Innovation

Mayor Scott Announces New Investment From Bloomberg Philanthropies To Expand City Innovation Team

December 15, 2023

Building on the City of Baltimore’s commitment to driving local government innovation, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide Baltimore City with a new investment to expand its innovation team (i-team). The first-ever city to receive a second Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Team (i-team) program grant, the support will bolster dedicated staff capacity to help further Baltimore’s work to lead with data, center community input in problem-solving, and tackle tough challenges to improve resident outcomes.

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Environment

Hundreds of Local Leaders Convene at First-Ever COP28 Local Climate Action Summit, Eight Years After Inaugural Local Leaders Summit Outside COP21

December 2, 2023

At COP28, over 500 mayors, governors, and other local leaders from over 60 countries gathered for the second day of the COP28 Local Climate Action Summit (LCAS) hosted by the COP28 Presidency and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Environment

Coalition of Philanthropic Funders Unveil More Than $250 Million Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance to Supercharge Ocean-Based Climate Solutions

December 2, 2023

At COP28 at the Ocean Pavilion, Bloomberg Philanthropies CEO Patti Harris, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy on Climate John Kerry, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean Peter Thomson, and others announced the formation of Ocean Resilience and Climate Alliance (ORCA) by leading climate and ocean institutions.

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Environment

Bloomberg Philanthropies, UN Environment Programme, Environmental Defense Fund, International Energy Agency, and RMI Launch Groundbreaking Transparency and Accountability Measure for Methane Emissions

December 2, 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) through the International Methane Emission Observatory (IMEO), and RMI, founded as Rocky Mountain Institute, announced a new effort to embed transparency and accountability in global efforts to reduce methane from the oil and gas sector. This collaboration is part of a new, $40 million commitment by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help slash methane emissions by providing the data, policy and country-level engagement to avoid what new research says could be the equivalent of 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2030 – an essential component to slow our approach to 1.5C and reduce a global temperature overshoot.

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Environment

COP28 Presidency, United Nations Climate Change, and Bloomberg Philanthropies Launch New Industrial Transition Accelerator for Heavy-Emitting Industries

December 2, 2023

COP28 President Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UN Climate Change Executive Secretary Simon Stiell, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg, and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance Mark Carney launched the Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA).

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